Barnsley Council is set to spend £3.9 million on improving roads and footpaths, including £250,000 to "maintain and enhance" the town centre.
The local roads and footways maintenance programme for this financial year was approved by the council's ruling cabinet on Wednesday.
The investment includes a total of £1.8 million on Barnsley's roads and £750,000 on footpaths.
Among other projects are new and improved wheelchair crossings and new traffic signals. Schemes in the town centre include resurfacing the road and pavements along Wellington Street and creating on street parking areas along Shambles Street.
Funding is also set to be approved for the Little Don cycling route and the Elsecar Greenway section of the trans Pennine trail/Cortonwood Retail Park access crossing.
Works listed cover areas across the borough, and include everything from resurfacing roads to improving retaining walls.
The works have been determined by focussing on areas of most need first, and considering input from councillors, who have been talking to local residents.
As well as the council's regular budget - funded via specific allocations in the Local Transport Plan pots - additional cash is being provided by the Department for Transport.
The government is giving £215m additional funding for essential maintenance nationally, and Barnsley is set to get £572k in 2013/14 and £306k in 2014/15.
The council is due to agree a whole new highways management strategy, based on prevention and lifetime performance rather than fixing the worst roads first. This will come into effect from 2014/15.